Staff Reading Picks

Ike: An American Hero

by Michael Korda
ISBN: 9780060756659
An account of the life and career of the thirty-fourth president presents an analysis of his character as drawn from letters, diaries, historical documents, and other sources, in a volume that discusses his pivotal contributions throughout World War II.

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Heartsick

by Chelsea Cain
ISBN: 9780312368463
Addicted to painkillers and still bound to Gretchen Lowell, the beautiful serial killer who had abducted and tortured him before turning herself in, Portland detective Archie Sheridan is caught in another deadly duel with a murderer targeting teenage girls.

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The End of the World as We Know It

by Robert Goolrick
ISBN: 9781565124813
This memoir reveals the secrets behind the facade of a normal 1950s family as seen through the eyes of one of its two young sons, now a grown man.

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Tallgrass

by Sandra Dallas
ISBN: 9780312360191
Her life turned upside-down when a Japanese internment camp is opened in their small Colorado town, Rennie witnesses the way her community places suspicion on the newcomers when a young girl is murdered.

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Knitting Circle

by Ann Hood
ISBN: 9780393059014
"Since the sudden loss of her only child, Mary Baxter has been unable to read or write, unable to pursue the activities that used to be her primary source of comfort. At her mother's suggestion, she takes up knitting as a way to fill the empty hours and lonely days. And she reluctantly joins a knitting circle in her hometown of Providence, Rhode Island - not knowing that it will change her life." Book Jacket

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Dark Cosmos: In Search of Our Universe’s Missing Mass and Energy

By Dan Hooper
ISBN:9780061130328
Explores the nature and composition of dark matter and dark energy, discussing how they function to hold together and expand the universe, and introduces the modern theory of particle physics as it pertains to the cosmos' dark areas.

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Big City, Bad Blood

by Sean Chercover
ISBN9780061128677
The crime genre boasts a new rising star as real life Chicago private investigator, Sean Chercover introduces Ray Dudgeon, his fictional private detective in his first novel.

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Echo Maker

by Richard Powers
ISBN: 9780374146351
A psychological thriller, Echo Maker is the story of a man with traumatic brain injury who does not recognize his sister and caregiver and the resultant storyline twists and turns as his attempts to investigate his accident and recover his past with the help of a world renowned neurologist and writer.

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Charity Girl

by Michael Lowenthal
ISBN:9780618546299
"Charity Girl examines a dark period in our history when fear and patriotic fervor led to devastating consequences. During World War I, the U.S. government waged a moral and medical campaign, incarcerating and quarantining fifteen thousand young women who were found to have venereal disease." Book Jacket

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